Shared by Oscar's Mom
Home is the most important space in the life of the whole family. Once a child is added to the family life, I think there are many more challenges. The orderly house has become a thing of the past, replaced by toys everywhere, the sounds of children playing, and never-ending excitement and vitality .
Since having children, we have to re-examine the way we arrange furniture to suit our current living conditions. Of course, in daily life, I believe it is impossible to completely "not hoard things", but it is inevitable that there will be many necessities at home, especially children's toys, teaching aids, painting tools... There will only be more and more things. will become less, so storing children's toys has become a skill that both parents must learn.
Improper storage will only make the home more messy, and the space in my small house is limited. Even if it is a storage box, I will think carefully before buying it. I usually evaluate it based on its "functionality", "practicability" and "matching with the space", because making good use of storage tools not only makes the storage work twice the result with half the effort, but also can decorate the home environment, which is absolutely indispensable for home life. A good helper!
"Let's summarize first, 3 tips on storing small items to create a children's play corner."
►Tip 1: Consider the amount your child can pack to determine the storage capacity
I like to use transparent storage methods so that the contents can be seen at a glance, and then I can decide the size of the storage bag/box/box based on the amount of toys and supplies.
►Tip 2: Decide where to store it
You can see where things are stored at a glance, and you can also make clever use of the labeled "easy-to-understand" storage methods, so that children can understand them at a glance (and adults can understand them too). In line with the child's height, it allows children to easily learn to return things to their original places, indirectly. Let your children fall in love with and get used to storage.
Storage boxes whose contents cannot be seen are not suitable for placement on upper shelves. Because the items inside are things you wouldn’t normally use, so it’s easy to forget what’s inside? Once forgotten, many people may leave it alone and never touch it again.
►Tip 3: As your child grows, you need to constantly re-examine your storage needs
There will only be more and more toy teaching materials, not fewer, so you can place the toys you are currently playing with in a conspicuous place, and you can put away the toys you no longer play with or give them to other children in need. Try not to accumulate them.
Multipurpose zipper activity bag
This zippered bag is easy to take out and put in, and the bottom is transparent, so you can see it at a glance. I use it to store the collection of word cards and flash card teaching materials. The two-hole type can be fastened with a rubber ring for easy opening.
Product link: Multipurpose activity bag AB29
HD storage bag
Storage bags of various types and sizes can be used to store small toys, stationery and other small items. You can also use colors to classify them into categories for easy viewing. The most important thing is the zipper design, which is easy to take and put away. It is dust-proof and anti-fouling. The bag surface Also easy to clean.
Product link: HD storage bag lightweight hybrid ES002 Combo
*Easy to carry
There is a small handle to store frequently played toys, and the portable design makes it easy for even small children to access.
Product link: HD storage bag, easy to carry small style TH008S
Product link: HD storage bag space-saving hybrid model ES001LMS
It is very suitable for storing beach toys when you go out. It can be taken away at a moment's notice and is easy to take with you when going out. The key point is that it is waterproof and easy to clean.
Product link: HD Storage Bag Portable Small CH006
The living room is the place where the whole family spends the longest time, so my goal is to create a space where the children can read and play and the adults can relax and accompany the children. Now this area has become children's favorite play base.
Parents only need to pay attention to the fact that the cultivation of children's good habits largely depends on parents. When children cannot do it themselves, parents should personally demonstrate to their children how to put away toys, and at the same time explain to their children why they are doing this , using clear and easy-to-understand instructions. It is most important to understand the instructions "where to put" and "how to put" and let the children complete it.
Excerpted and reprinted from [Oscar's Post] blog